Nissan Townstar Electric Van Review
The Nissan Townstar Electric Van at a glance
As the replacement for the Nissan eNV200, this van combines Renault’s technology with sharp looks to create the all-electric Nissan Townstair Electric van.
The Townstar Electric uses a 44kWh battery and has a range of up to 177 miles which is said to be a 43% improvement over the Nissan eNV200. The brand has also made several more improvements to its motor and battery technology in an effort to make this new electric van easier to live and work with.
While electric vans tend to be more expensive upfront due to how clean, quiet and cost-effective they are to run, the Nissan Townstar Electric is competitively priced with a long 5-year warranty.
The Nissan Townstair Electric van is available on Van Sales UK for £279 + VAT along with free mainland UK delivery, the 5-year warranty and breakdown cover.
If you are looking to find out more about what the Nissan Townstar Electric van has to offer, we will take you through everything from the engines and specs to the interior design of this small van to help you decide whether it could be the vehicle for you.
For the first time in a small Nissan van of this sort, there is no diesel engine option.
Instead, if you want a combustion-powered Townstar, you will need the 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol unit that puts out 130PS and 240Nm of torque. The alternative is the full-electric Townstar, which has a 44kWh battery powered by an electric motor producing 122PS and 245Nm of torque.
Connected up to a 75kW DC rapid charger, the Townstar’s battery will charge from 0-80 per cent in just over 40 minutes.
That’s a little longer than the 30 minutes it took the old e-NV200 to charge to the same level, but the Townstar features a larger battery. The van also supports both 11kW and 22kW AC charging, although the latter system is optional.
When fully charged, the van can offer up to 183 miles of range which is around 50% more than the Nissan eNV200. The Townstar’s electric motor has also been swapped for a more powerful 120bhp unit, compared with the 107bhp model in its predecessor.
When it comes to carrying capacity, the Townstar’s 4.3-cubic metre load bay has enough space for two Euro Pallets. Both the petrol and electric versions of the van can carry a maximum payload of 800kg (600kg in SWB guise) and tow a trailer weighing up to 1,500kg.
The interior and safety equipment of the Nissan Townstair has seen several improvements since its predecessor.
Some of the improvements include Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection. There’s also Junction Assist and a new Hands-Free Parking system.
There’s a 360-degree camera system providing you with an overhead view of the surrounding area for safer low-speed manoeuvres. Radar systems allow the Townstar Electric to have an Intelligent Cruise Control system too.
As for infotainment, the Nissan Townstar boasts an 8-inch touchscreen, linked to a 10-inch digital display for the instrument cluster. There’s also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as wireless phone charging.
Improved safety equipment including pedestrian and cyclist detection and hands-free parking
Competitively priced with a 5-year warranty
Takes longer to charge than the old e-NV200
Overall, the Nissan Townstair Electric van ticks all of the boxes. If you’re looking for a quiet, comfortable, stylish and competitively priced electric vehicle to carry heavy loads, the Nissan Townstar Electric van can do it all.
After receiving multiple upgrades following its predecessor, the Nissan Townstair Electric boasts a 44kWh battery and has a range of up to 177 miles which is said to be a 43% improvement over the Nissan eNV200.
Not only this, but its safety improvements mean that the Nissan Townstar Electric customer can enjoy Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, a 360-degree camera system, Junction Assist and a new Hands-Free Parking system.
The Nissan Townstair Electric van is available on Van Sales UK for £279 + VAT along with free mainland UK delivery, a 5-year warranty and breakdown cover.
If you are looking to learn more about what the Nissan Townstar Electric van has to offer, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team here at Van Sales UK today. We are always on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have and point you in the right direction.